Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Science is designed so that students will have a foundation in a wide range of disciplines in the Computer Science and Emerging Technologies (CSET) fields.

Students take CSET core courses intermixed with courses specific to their concentration. CSET offers three concentrations to choose from in the B.S. Computer Science degree. These concentrations help narrow down a desired career path while still leaving room for other opportunities. 


Software Development: prepares students for entry-level positions as software developers/engineers or to earn a graduate degree in Computer Science/Information Systems.

Software Entrepreneurship: prepares students for graduate studies and entry-level positions in information management, information technology, system analysis or data security.

Network & Data Communications: prepares students to enter Information Technology (I.T.) professions. Specifically concentrating on network and data systems, this program will provide learners with advanced concepts of data communications, packet switched networking, and interlaced with aspects of cybersecurity. 


< Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
< Meet the Faculty

Possible Careers After Graduation

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Mobile applications developer
  • Network architect
  • Sales engineer
  • Software architect
  • Software engineer
  • Software tester
  • Web developer
average salary for entry level Computer Science position
majors within the department
industry-recognized certifications
unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S.

Jeffrey Rice

Known as a “pracademic,” Professor Jeff Rice is also a network and telecommunications engineer in Olivet’s Office of Information Technology. He specializes in information security, physical security and LAN/WLAN management, as well as handling project management and collaborative projects with other University staff. One of his recent successes was implementing the video surveillance system and high availability internet connectivity on campus.

Take the Next Step

Apply Today

Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college — and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

Apply Today

Visit Online

Explore campus with an online tour and set up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

Begin Online Visit

Schedule a Visit

Excited to experience more? We’d love to plan a personalized visit just for you. Click below and we’ll schedule a time for you to travel to Olivet, take a campus tour, meet your admissions counselor and visit with a professor.

Schedule your Visit